Macademi Wasshoi Gets Ero-DVD Version


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    Comment by Actar
    16:25 02/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Goodness! Now they are upright telling us the differences between the DVD/TV versions. Though this has been seen before, some of the censorship and changes are completely meaningless.

    This is an insult to the fandom. They have come out and are saying outright: 'If you watch the TV version - You're screwed, BUY OUR DVDs! Look at what you are missing!'

    Seriously, I think I'll pass on all ecchi Anime from now on and focus on plot driven ones...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 28/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they had done a good job in production they wouldn't worry about the sales of their goods, now would they, cause in the end the fans of the show will still buy them.

    They seem to have that mindset that censorship will always increase their profit. It seems its their way to manipulate those low level minded people.

    --TO ANIME STUDIOS--
    THE BEST WAY TO INCREASE THE DVD SALES IS NOT BY CENSORSHIP, BUT BY ADDING EXTRA MATERIAL TO YOUR DAMN DVDS. DO NOT RUIN THE TV SHOWS BY YOUR RETARDED THINKING. I WOULD BE DAMN PISSED OFF TO THE POINT I WOULD SHIT OVER YOU, LET ALONE BUYING YOUR DVDS.

    Comment by Fonzer
    07:54 02/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes i am waiting for this one on dvd.Also you are right to think they would all stop watching it on tv and only dvd,would also save their time of watching the show twice.Also could bring the tv station to uncensored version if something like that happens but who says they can't make it dvd only.But i think tv version brings also money sooo it's all a funny circle.Otherwise if i notice that there is censorship in my anime i usualy wait for dvd.Don't want to waste time watching twice.

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    Comment by relentlessflame
    09:53 02/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, the TV version doesn't make money, and that's sort of the point. Late-night TV anime only exists to hype up the product's profile so they can sell merchandise. The airslots are often paid for by the publishers for that very reason (it's like infomercials). DVD-only isn't nearly as effective a way of building up hype, and hype is what you need to get the sales. You can think of the TV airings, in many cases, as an extended preview (ad) for the DVDs, and since that's how they make their money anyway, it does make sense.

    I did like, though, how Artefact pointed out that there was "little recourse, especially for largely non-paying international fans". Perhaps it's worth considering that this is actually another part of the reason they're doing this in the first place: to *diminish* the value of the TV broadcast (and by extension, TV rips and fansubs) to the "largely non-paying International fans". After all, they're in this business to make money, and they're certainly not going to get much advertising revenue Sundays at 12:30am, or from the rest of us who don't even watch it on TV...

    Comment by イチロ イノ (Ichiro Ino)
    13:04 02/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    TV versions make money... commercials and sponsors

    Comment by イチロ イノ (Ichiro Ino)
    14:14 02/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, I see, but every country have different trends... here, you get money by selling Ringtones and Cellphone Wallpapers via SMS. People here in my country don't seem to care much about the quality, it's always about the good looking characters or actors.

    Comment by Quen
    14:02 02/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    TV versions (of late-night anime, not something mainstream like Doraemon) do not produce money for anime studios. There aren't enough normal people (non-otakus) that watch them, and anime studios have indeed paid TV studios for broadcasting their shows.

    Commercials make some money for the TV studios, and sponsors help cover some of the expense in return for name placement in the broadcast.



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